Medicine: Surprise

In obstetrics, where the unusual is encountered every day and the extraordinary almost as often, doctors rarely hear of a case that causes them any surprise. Last week many an obstetrician lifted his eyebrows as he read of the case of Mrs. Rosa Bennick of Detroit.

Mrs. Bennick, 37, short (5 ft. 2 in.) and chunky (146 Ibs.) is a typist in a Detroit printing company. Nine months ago she began to feel nervous and went to see a doctor. He prescribed a sedative. She did not tell him of one thing that may have been worrying her: cessation of menstruation. She'...

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